The leadership of Edo Indigenous Movement Worldwide (EIM), also known as Edo Progressive Indigenes Association (EPIA) has said that the issue of insecurity in Edo State has become a clear and present danger.
EPIA in a Press Release signed by its leader, Chief (Dr) Bishop Enoyiogiere J Omogiade Edokpolo stated that the issue must be treated as an emergency, and not with kid gloves as it has become a thrwta to the overall existence of Edo people.
He called on the various arms of government- legislators and the state government to convoke an emergency security town hall meeting and come up with a solution immediately.
His words “It’s high time the government, politicians, traditional rulers, security outfits, and religious leaders should take insecurity more seriously than ever in Edo State, and bring long lasting solution to this clear and present danger we face.
“As we have said before in EPIA, the issue of law and order is the priority for EPIA/EIM.
” It is clear that development can not strive anywere there is insecurity. Edo has been making progress in other sectors, but now there is even an urgent need for this government to act fast in tackling insecurity in our state.
“The governor and lawmakers need to introduce a state cleansing on this negative energy and put a permanent solution to it as this has been persistent since the past decade now.
“As a matter of urgency, a Security Town Hall meeting needs to be held for us to deicide the way forward and nip this problem in thr bud. Please, its time to act, and act fast”, he stated.